Karl Raimund Popper

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Karl Raimund Popper

Karl Raimund Popper

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.More Karl Raimund Popper [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle -- the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.More Karl Raimund Popper [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.More Karl Raimund Popper [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.More Karl Raimund Popper [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We may become the makers of our fate when we have ceased to pose as its prophets.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solveMore Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I personally call the type of government which can be removed without violence 'democracy,' and the other, 'tyranny.'.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinions. … It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is wrong to ask who will rule. The ability to vote a bad government out of office is enough. That is democracy.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is wrong to think that belief in freedom always leads to victory; we must always be prepared for it to lead to defeat. If we choose freedom, then we must be prepared to perish along with it.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than only freedom can make security more secure.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no history of mankind, there is only an indefinite number of histories of all kinds of aspects of human life.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no history, only histories.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Instead of encouraging the student to devote himself to his studies for the sake of studying, instead of encouraging in him a real love for his subject and for inquiry, he is encouraged to study for the sake of his personal career; he is led to acquire only such knowledge as is serviceable in getting him over the hurdles which he must clear for the sake of his advancement.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more we learn about the world, and the deeper our learning, the more conscious, specific, and articulate will be our knowledge of what we do not know, our knowledge of our ignoranceMore Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It must be possible for an empirical system to be refuted by experience.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All we can do is search for the falsity content in our best theory.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science is perhaps the only human activity in which errors are systematically criticized and, in time, corrected.More Karl Raimund Popper [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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